Finnish metal act Amorphis has started the year off by demoing new songs for their upcoming 12th studio album due out in September. The band will start preproduction this March in Helsinki with producer Jens Bogren. The album recordings will begin in April at Bogren’s Fascination Street Studio in Stockholm.
The lyrics are written by Amorphis’ spiritual mentor Pekka Kainulainen.
”Like Kalevala, they are descriptions of natural phenomena, seasons and the human mind. Reoccuring situations where hope and uncertainty alternate. Attempting to gain advice from higher powers. The poems do not form a complete story per se, but they are drawn together by a certain theme. We live under a red cloud and once again, time weighs us” describes Pekka Kainulainen.
The new album will be released in September when Amorphis will embark on a world tour, starting from their native Finland. Amorphis will be touring Europe with Nightwish at the end of the year.
This past December, Amorphis completed a successful Central European ”Retro” tour where the band played their legendary ”Tales From The Thousand Lakes” album in its entirety to celebrate the 20th anniversary of said record. As a special treat for the fans, Amorphis also played songs from their debut album, which they haven’t played in more than two decades. In Germany the media praised the tour of its authencity and its ”time travel to 20 years ago” aspect.
”The tour set pays homage to the TFTTL album and did not include a single song released after 1995. It was great to see how boldly Tales… functions as a whole.”
Amorphis Summer Festivals in Finland:
06.06.2015 Tampere – Radio City South Park
27.06.2015 Helsinki – Tuska Open Air
03.07.2015 Turku – Ruisrock
17-19.07.2015 Joensuu – Ilosaarirock
Go to http://amorphis.net to see all summer festival dates.
16.11.15 Denmark, Copenhagen – Falconer
18.11.15 Germany, Hamburg – O2 World
19.11.15 Holland, Amsterdam – Heineken Music Hall
21.11.15 Germany, Oberhausen – KöPi
23.11.15 France, Lyon – Hall Tony Garnier
25.11.15 France, Paris – POPB
26.11.15 France, Toulouse – Le Zénith
28.11.15 Switzerland, Basel – St. Jakobshalle
29.11.15 Italy, Bologna – Unipol Arena
01.12.15 Germany, Munich – Zenith
03.12.15 Germany, Stuttgart – Schleyer
04.12.15 Germany, Frankfurt – Jahrhundert halle Festhalle
05.12.15 Germany, Nürnberg – Arena
07.12.15 Czech Republic, Prague – Tip Sport Arena Prague
08.12.15 Austria, Wien – Stadthalle
10.12.15 Romania, Bucharest – Polivalenta Hall
12.12.15 Hungary, Budapest – Arena
14.12.15 Germany, Leipzig – Arena
15.12.15 Germany, Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
16.12.15 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
17.12.15 Belgium, Antwerp – Lotto Arena
19.12.15 United Kingdom, London – Wembley The SSE Arena